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    Update from the author:

    it looks this post has gotten way more attention than I anticipated. I’ve seen / received feedback that the title is misleading and some people get dissapointed. I see why, so at the risk of spoiling the surprise, let me clarify what this is about before starting. As we migrate teams over to Kubernetes, I’m observing that every time someone has an issue, like “latency went up after migrating”, there is a knee-jerk reaction that “Kubernetes is to blame”, and investigations almost invariably result in “well, not really”. This post exemplifies one of these cases. The title is what our dev said, by the end you’ll see it wasn’t Kubernetes at all. There are no break through revelations to be learned about Kubernetes here, but I think there are good lessons about complex systems.